Rae, nicknamed Sunshine by her stepfather, is the baker at her family’s coffeehouse. She’s happy getting up at 4 am to make cinnamon rolls for the breakfast rush, and dealing with people and food all day. But one evening she needed somewhere she could be alone for a little while, and there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. She never thought of vampires. Until they found her. They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. She knows that it is a vampire. She knows that she’s to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day…Review:
Buffy meets 1984….In Sunshine, McKinley sets up a world that is similar to ours with a twist; the Others. Demons, Weres, and of course Vampires exist. Demons and Weres have even mixed (some more successfully than others) with humans producing all varieties of mix bloods. The Dark Others are the true enemies: The Vampires.
With a world this well drawn (and an unresolved ending) you’d think it was the start of a series, but no. Even on the author’s website she says she has no plans to write another Sunshine book